France goes to the polls in the first round of election

April 23, 2017

Key French presidential contenders, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, casting their votes on Sunday, in one of the most unpredictable elections France has ever seen.

Conservative Francois Fillon and leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon voting too, both still in with a chance of winning the first round vote.

11 candidates are seeking the presidency, only two will go through to a run off on May 7th.

(Photo: AFP)